Depending on your recipe, it can take as little as a month, years, or even up to a life time for it to ferment. Mead or honey wine is the oldest alcoholic drink known to man. It is made from honey and water via fermentation with yeast. It may be still, carbonated, or sparkling; it may be dry, semi-sweet, or sweet. "AboAlco" is the name of this particular honey-wine, brought to us recently by our friend and collaborator Abo from Martuni village of Gegharkunik Province of Armenia, as a gift to celebrate the grand opening of the #Transcaucasian #Trail Armenian organisation. Drinking this thing is one of the most interesting experience ever. Thanks to Abo for driving 124 km to be with us that evening! #transcaucasiantrail #transcaucasianexpedition #partnership #regions #ruralbnb #mherbnb #armenianbnb #mead #meadmaker #armenianmeadmaker #grandopening #tctarmenia #armenia
Yesterday's morning TV program on the Armenian public television channel #armenianpublictv #tvprogram #transcaucasian #trail #tctarmenia #transcaucasianexpedition #trailbuildingcamp #trailbuilding #trailbuild #trailbuildinglife #trailbuildingday #longdistancehikingroute #longdistancehiking #volunteer #yerevan #armenia
A group photo right after the presentation of the TCT Armenia NGO and the TCT idea in general, in Yerevan. For the first time we showed up as a global team here (beyond the Expedition team), although not everyone, as some of us are physically not in Yerevan now, but the ones active in Armenia were all present. I presented briefly the work done so far (the area it involves is enormous and is impossible to fit in a meeting anymore:)) ), then we received quite many questions, some of which were answered by the team members and some remained for further discussions, which I think will be one of the main ways to establish stronger partnerships locally. The TCT Armenia trailbuilding summer camp volunteer application was also announced, and we already received the first volunteer requests! #transcaucasian #trail #tctarmenia #transcaucasianexpedition #trailbuildingcamp #trailbuilding #trailbuild #trailbuildinglife #trailbuildingday #longdistancehikingroute #longdistancehiking #volunteer #yerevan #armenia
Last week I spoke in front of a full house at the Royal Geographical Society, telling the story of the Transcaucasian Expedition and the future of the trail project. The talk was live-streamed on Youtube and is now available to watch in full.
Can you imagine a mountain range as big as the Alps and the Pyrenees combined without a single established trekking route? In 2016, a team of idealistic outdoor enthusiasts in the Caucasus decided to build one… This film is a a glimpse into an average day in the field for the members of the Land […]
I’m exhausted. Drained. Overwhelmed. If I knew back in April what I know now, this expedition would have looked very different. This is, of course, exactly what I signed up for…
As I stuffed the last bag of food into my pack, slung it over my back, and locked Georgina’s doors, it occurred to me that this would be the first unsupported multi-day hiking foray of the Transcaucasian Expedition.
Tavush was always at the top of my list of places to explore on this expedition. This forested mountainous region in the north of Armenia consists mainly of the eastern fringes of the Lesser Caucasus range. On satellite imagery you can trace this stretch of dark green forest through southern Georgia, along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, […]